• Klingenschmitt opponent will give it another try

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Dave Williams, the 28-year-old who lost to Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt in a GOP primary last year, announced this week he will run for state House District 15 again in 2016. Williams raised more money than Klingenschmitt, but lost by 6 percentage points in June. Klingenschmitt...

  • Denver police, survivors seek witnesses in gang crimes

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    DENVER — Denver police and relatives of victims pleaded Wednesday for witnesses to come forward as unsolved killings linked to gang rivalries mount. Police have attributed 12 deaths so far this year to gang attacks — already above the five-year annual average of eight. Police say...

  • Colorado study of snow-tire rules signed into law

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    DENVER — After an especially bad day of traffic congestion on Colorado's mountainous stretch of Interstate 70 last year, state transportation officials issued a scathing reminder to drivers of the need to have properly equipped tires for snowy conditions. On that treacherous February...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs homeowners blame city inaction on erosion as yards, fences, decks fall in creek

    By Bill Vogrin -
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    During three days of torrential rain, hail and snow last week, next-door neighbors Monika Buckley and Doris Munson stood at their windows and watched in fear as North Rockrimmon Creek, which runs behind their homes, swelled dramatically and their backyards shrank. Finally, late...

  • El Paso County commissioners OK settlement of 2 claims against former Sheriff Maketa

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay more than $200,000 to settle claims two against former Sheriff Terry Maketa. The claims, filed in March and May 2014 by then-sergeants Emory Gerhart and Charles Kull, were brought against Maketa, former...

  • Colorado Springs councilman is keeping his promise

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Like all Colorado Springs City Council candidates, Bill Murray made promises during his campaign. Now he's keeping at least two of them. Residents who cannot attend council meetings at 1 p.m. Tuesdays - because of work or school or other commitments - now have an evening option....

  • Calhan board gets no good answer about missing water

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    In a brief and lively discussion that included pleas from the town's police chief for board members not to comment on an ongoing investigation, the Calhan board of trustees did just that at a meeting Monday night. The item, introduced by trustee Cameron Chaussee during the body's...

  • Lawmakers to VA: Find another way to pay for Denver hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday they will not divert money from a new health care law to pay for a half-finished hospital in Denver that now is expected to cost more than $1.7 billion — nearly triple an estimate the Department of Veterans Affairs gave last year....

  • 2 settlements pending in claims against El Paso County Sheriff's Office, former Sheriff Maketa

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Almost a year to the day after the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners launched an investigation against then-sheriff Terry Maketa, it will consider on Tuesday paying more than $200,000 to settle two claims against the former sheriff. The claims, filed in March and May 2014...

  • Colorado law clears the way for expanded use of antidote for drug overdose

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Access to a powerful antidote for people overdosing on heroin or opioid-based prescription painkillers may soon expand across Colorado. Recently signed legislation and pending moves by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are expected to clear the way for...

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